During the climax of the Battle of Exegol, with Lando's reinforcements, we can clearly see the VCX-100 light freighter "Ghost" jumping in the fray just behind the Falcon. VCX-100 light freighter "Ghost"

During the following battle we have some others fragments which shows again the ship darting around.

While I'm assuming it is Jacen Syndulla piloting it, I can't find any source for this statement.

Is there any canon reference to the pilot of the Ghost during The Rise of Skywalker?

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    Star Wars 9: Who’s Piloting The Ghost In Rise of Skywalker? - In short, we don't know and no-one's telling
    – Valorum
    May 17, 2021 at 9:03
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    Needs a free-hand red circle for those of us unfamiliar with "the Ghost".
    – Skooba
    May 17, 2021 at 11:30
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    @Skooba added a second image! May 17, 2021 at 12:04
  • Are you sure it's not just a ship of the same class as the Ghost?
    – Nu'Daq
    May 17, 2021 at 18:36
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    @psubsee2003 yep Hera should be 60-something during the events of TRoS, so it could be her too! May 18, 2021 at 12:14

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We Don't Know

Neither the film nor its novelization or graphic novel adaptation say anything about the ship's crew.

To speculate, Hera and/or Jacen Syndulla are the likeliest options. Hera continued to serve the New Republic past the original series, as seen in works such as Alphabet Squadron and Squadrons, making it possible that she was still fighting in Rise of Skywalker. While she would be about 64, similarly "experienced" veterans such as Lando (78) and Wedge (played by an actor who was about 70) were known to have participated.

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